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PLUS Vision redefines value priced projectors with new U5 SeriesOffering security and full-featured versatility at a price any budget can afford
BEAVERTON, ORE. -- Oct. 28, 2003 -- PLUS Vision Corporation of America, the leader in projector miniaturization technology, unveiled today a new line of feature packed, aggressively priced projectors -- the new U5 Series. These projectors offer features traditionally found only in projectors priced significantly higher, outside of many organization's technology purchasing budgets. The new U5 provides the end-user with choices designed to meet the varied demands of today's presenters.
The first two models offered in the U5 Series include the U5-111, a 1600 lumen SVGA (800x600) projector with a short focus lens, and the U5-112 a 1600 lumen SVGA projector with a 1:1.2 manual zoom lens. Two additional XGA models will follow in early December.
Compact and weighing a light 4 lbs, the PLUS U5 Series offers a 2000:1 contrast ratio and displays crisp clear images with life-like colors. All U5 models offer a 2000-hour lamp life, with an "Eco-Mode" option to extend lamp life by more than 30 percent to 3000 hours. In addition to whisper-quiet performance, the U5 employs Digital Light Processing(tm) technology from Texas Instruments. This ensures that every user will be able to enjoy a lifetime of superior image quality
"The PLUS U5 series is our most versatile line of projectors yet," said S. Mark Hand, vice president, sales and marketing. "Utilizing today's best technologies, we are able to deliver projectors that function equally as well in an auditorium or classroom as they do in a small meeting room."
From presenters-on-the-go to educators to boardroom planning sessions, presenters today require security features to deter theft. The U5 series features password security protection that disables the use of the projector if a valid password cannot be produced. The U5 series also features a keylock slot for anti-theft wire lock devices that keep a projector at its intended location.
"The U5 provides the user the peace-of-mind to know that their projector investment is well protected," added Hand.
The U5 series offers support for the latest video standards including 480p, 576p 780p and 1080i High Definition imaging and also features a built-in line doubler. This improves and enhances the video performance from any of the projectors video inputs, including component (YCbCr, YPbPr), S-video and composite video inputs.
The U5 series offers many features presenters demand including, auto setup, digital zoom, digital keystone correction, and a presentation timer. The timer can be set for presentation times of 10 to 60 minutes in 10-minute increments. It displays the remaining time for the presentation on screen.
Pricing & Accessories
The U5-111 will be introduced with a street price of $1,295 and the U4-112 at $1,595. The U5 series ships with all necessary data, video and audio cables, a full-function remote control and soft carrying case, fulfilling every requirement for effective presentations. The U5 series comes standard with PLUS's safe and secure 3-year warranty.
Product Lines from PLUS
PLUS Vision Corporation of America provides sophisticated, ultra-portable and affordable presentation technology for business, education, government and home use. The recognized leader in projector miniaturization, PLUS Vision has the largest selection of ultra-portable DLP projectors with a comprehensive range of features to meet the varying needs of corporate executives, educators, traveling professionals and others. In home theater projection, its award-winning video projectors have established a new benchmark for value. The company's focus on continuous performance boosts, lower total cost of ownership and excellent customer support is also evident in its line of full-featured electronic copyboards and real-time interactive white boards.
About PLUS Vision Corp. of America PLUS Vision is a wholly owned subsidiary of PLUS Group of Japan, a 50-year-old company with revenue of nearly $2 billion. Its U.S. corporate headquarters are located in Beaverton, Oregon. More information about PLUS Vision Corp. of America is available by visiting www.plus-america.com or www.plushometheater.com, or by calling 1-800-211-9001.
PLUS Vision projectors feature Digital Light Processing(tm) technology. DLP is a trademark of Texas Instruments.